Aside from the legal issues that Georgia State quarterback Kelton Hill may face in the wake of his arrest and being charged with burglary is whether he will be allowed to stay in school. His arraignment date hasn’t yet been set.
The process works this way:
A student who has been charged with or indicted for a felony or crime involving moral turpitude may be suspended pending the disposition of the criminal charges. Upon request, the student shall have a hearing to establish that they aren’t dangerous or disruptive so that they may remain or return to school.
Upon resolution of the criminal proceedings, the student may be subject to University disciplinary action.
Students who are charged with violations of the Student Code of Conduct must meet with the Dean of Students for a due process meeting.
The student may then choose:
1) to waive a hearing and have the Dean of Students or Designee resolve the case;
2) to have a hearing before the Student Judicial Board; or,
3) to have a hearing before the Senate Committee on Student Discipline.
Selecting option 1 means that the Dean of Students will meet with the student and determine whether it is more likely than not that a violation of the code of conduct has occurred and, if so, the appropriate disciplinary sanction.
Selecting option 2 means that a panel of three members of the Student Judicial Board (students) will conduct a hearing.
Selecting option 3 means that a panel of members of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline (faculty and students) will conduct a hearing. The specific hearing procedures are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and all proceedings are not open to the public, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
A student who is found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may be subject to one or more sanctions including:
- written reprimand
- educational sanction
- disciplinary probation
- and/or transcript annotation.
The student has the right of appeal first to the Vice President for Student Affairs, then to the President and finally to the Board of Regents.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu